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Mid-Career

Great leaders create an environment in which employees feel inspired and empowered.
Are you happy with your job, your career trajectory? Create the life you want.
Jane recently landed a dream job — a significant jump in title and responsibility. But then the salary came in: $25,000 less than she was already making.
For many women in their 40s and 50s, midlife can be a lot like our teenage years. We’re wiser, and may not hang out late with friends, but we can experience the same restlessness and yearning for change.
Design thinking is a hot concept in the Silicon Valley, used by startups to make sure they design products customers want to buy.
As the keynote speaker at a women’s leadership conference, I asked the 400 women one important question: “What would you do if you were not afraid?”
You’re standing at the front of the room, speaking with conviction and commanding attention, when suddenly someone interjects, interrupting mid-presentation. In the blink of an eye you’ve lost control. Someone has hijacked your meeting.
We’ve all been there. Heart racing. Palms drenched in sweat. Face flushed with heat. Tongue thick and dry as sandpaper and our mind firing with dread. Fear!
The tale of The Emperor’s New Clothes reflects a well-known truth about leadership. The higher up you go, the less likely you are to get useful honest feedback.
Since I joined the Network of Executive Women last year, I’ve learned more about the subject of “unconscious bias.” But until I listened to David Wilson speak about unconscious bias, I hadn’t truly considered my own unconscious bias.